Martti Kosma

Martti Johannes Kosma (26 March 1922 – 29 July 1999) was a Finnish footballer and manager.

Martti Kosma
Personal information
Full name Martti Johannes Kosma
Date of birth (1927-06-24)24 June 1927
Place of birth Sortavala, Finland
Date of death 29 July 1999(1999-07-29) (aged 77)
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
KuPS
1953 Kajaanin Palloilijat
KuPS
Teams managed
KuPS
Reipas Lahti
1975 Finland
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Playing careerEdit

Kosma began his career at KuPS. In 1953, Kosma moved to Kajaanin Palloilijat, playing for the club for a year, before returning to KuPS.[1]

Managerial careerEdit

Following his playing career, Kosma moved into management. In 1958, Kosma managed KuPS to the 1958 Mestaruussarja title.[2] Kosma moved to Reipas Lahti, winning the Mestaruussarja in 1963, 1967 and 1970, as well as the Finnish Cup in 1964.[3] In 1975, Kosma managed the Finland national team for two games.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Martti Kosma". World Football. Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Mestarijoukkueet ja valmentajat 1950-2008". Suomen Jalkapallovalmentajat ry (in Finnish). Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Martti Kosma". Reipas Lahti (in Finnish). Retrieved 1 August 2021.
  4. ^ "National football team manager Martti Kosma". EU Football. Retrieved 1 August 2021.